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Aug 14, 2009 3:00pm EDT
in montana, we learn values like hard work and common sense. we also learned the difference between right and wrong. it's just plain wrong for insurance companies to devalue coverage when you get sick and need it the most. [ applause ] >> it is just plain wrong for insurance companies to deny people care because of pre-existing conditions. that's why we are working so hard to kraft a common sense plan that is right for our state and right for america. here in montana, we also know the value of an honest word. let me tell you, there is plenty of dishonesty out there about what health care reform will or will not do. now, you've all seen the tv show, mythbusters, right? i have been going around the state busting myths about health care, whether it is bogus information about rationing care, cutting benefits for sen yu y yurs or interfering with the doctor/patient relationship. these myths are being busted right open. they are just plain balogna. that's why our president is here to talk with us and help us spread the truth about health care reform. it will lower costs. it will give -- make su
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 11:00am EDT
proposals will hold a rally in atlanta with former congressman dick armey. the president is in montana doing a bit of sightseeing. he urges americans to lower the volume in the health care fight and listen to one another. >> i know there is plenty of real concern and skepticism out there. i know that in a time of economic upheaval, the idea of change can be unsettling. i know there are some folks who believe that government should have no role at all in solving our problems. these are legitimate differences, worthy of the real discussion that america deserves. >> our senior white house correspondent, ed henry, is traveling with the president. first montana, later today, colorado. why these locations specifically? >> reporter: partially because these are not necessarily democratic areas friendly. president made a point to come to montana, colorado, in the mountain west. the democratic presidential candidates had abandoned thinking they couldn't win in previous elections. he won some of them. he is trying to translate the health reform debate. when you talk to a white house debate, you say, lo
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 1:00pm EDT
're live in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> arkansas, montana, light-years from the corridors of power, so today power comes to them. members of congress and president obama holding health care town halls in those states and more as we near the halfway point in a make-or-break month. the big event of the day starts an hour and 45 minutes from now. president obama in big sky country pitching reform to what may be the toughest audience yet. you'll see it live right here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> i just hope he rests easy finally. i hope it gives his family some peace. captain scott speicher's navy buddies speaks for the entire country, really, as the gulf war pilot is honored and laid to rest. early this morning thousands of people began lining the streets of jacksonville, florida, for captain speicher's funeral procession, after a public memorial at the city's veteran wall, the motorcade slowly driving by his church, his old high school, bound for a private family burial. this final salute comes 18 years after he was shot down over iraq and disappeared
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
for that. and ed henry with the president in montana today as the president continues to push his health care plan. we'll be checking in with him and we're going to take you to arkansas with brianna keilar as she talks to a blue dog democrat who is seeing pushback from both sides of the divide. but first, this developing story for you. the nation's financial crisis. 72 banks have failed this year, and a federal judge warns that the biggest collapse of the year may still be looming. christine romans is part of the cnn money team and joins us from new york. what is the latest with colonial bank? >> it's a company for whom trouble has been brewing for sometime here. and indeed yesterday a federal judge issued a ruling essentially a restraining order borrowing any asset transfers in response a bank of america lawsuit. this is what the judge said. viewing colonial breech given the fact that colonial is on the brink of collapse and suspected of criminal accounting regularities, the potential for immediate substantial injury to bank of america is clear. the part folks are zeroing in on is that
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
for president obama in this make or break month for reform. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. the president had more on his mind than flying fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior citizen and chairman of the finance committee, max baucus, who could hold the fate of health reform in his hand. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> in private, top presidential advisers ab advisers acknowledge that the fight has reached a critical stage as the opposition has reef reached soming. >> reporter: by comparison, the president's town hall here was pretty tame, thou he did get one pointed question that reflected the strong opposition he is facing. >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get, is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> look, you are absolutely right,
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 5:00pm EDT
did pretty well. he came up short in montana but came close. much closer than many people thought, so they say look, now he wants to show that even if some people in these areas may disagree with him, he wants to go in and have a thoughtful conversation, reasoned debate in comparison to some of the town hall meetings we've seen across the country. what he's going do at the top is lay out why he thinks there needs to be insurance reform, that's his big folk occur, just to say you have insurance are doesn't mean you're safe and secure, you could lose that coverage. secondly, he'll take questions for about an hour, we're told. these tickets were distributed randomly on the internet. people were able it to sign up. they didn't have control over democrats or republicans got them. just as we saw yesterday, just one or two tough questions in montana at a town hall meeting, for people coming at it from the other side. the president could get tough questions from the other side today as well. as you noted at the to we are getting information are from white house aides. ed president is very ear
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, colorado. his meeting just like the one in montana have been tamer than some of what we've seen. also in his weekly address, the president urging americans to turn down the temperature and listen more. >> i know there's plenty of real concern and skepticism out there. the idea of change can be unsettling, and i know there's some folks who believe that government should have no role at all in solving our problems. these are legitimate differences, worthy of the real discussion that america deserves. >> now, the first family is traveling along on this road trip, seeing the sights like yellowstone national park. why is he focusing on the traditional red states? ed henry takes a look behinl the health care fight. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year. but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state's senior senator and chairman of the finance committee max baucus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that th
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 1:00pm EDT
specter again, montana, and nebraska, also hagerstown, maryland, and that's where senator ben cardin hosts a meeting this hour. we're keeping a close eye on this one. cardin actually got booed and jeered monday at his town hall in towson. and in new jersey, congressman steve rosman hosting that one. and there's a bunch of town halls in iowa. >>> republican senator chuck grassley is hosting four of them today. the second one is wrapping up this hour. the president praised grassley yesterday as a republican that is honestly coming up with a health care reform both parties can live with. he's one of the group of six senators from both parties heavily involved in the negotiations. this event earlier in winterset was pretty civil, but the crowd of 3000-plus wasn't giving the senators any softballs either, take a listen. >> like i said, i'm a dumb, southern iowa red neck, and i see nowhere in the constitution where health care is a right. >> we would have a bill through the united states senate. probably not one i would have voted for, but -- so if anybody is criticizing me for negotiating, you'
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 2:00pm EDT
that to you. he was in montana yesterday. while he was there he heard from an impassioned insurance salesman about health care reform. listen to this. >> mr. president, i make a living selling individual health insurance. okay. obviously, i have paid very close attention to this insurance debate. as you know, the health insurance companies are in favor of health care reform. and have a number of very good proposals before congress to work with government to provide insurance for the uninsured and cover individuals with pre-existing conditions. why is it that you have changed your strategy from talking about health care reform to health insurance reform? and decided to vilify the insurance companies? >> okay, that is a fair question. that's a fair question. first of all, you are absolutely right that the insurance companies in some cases have been constructive. so i will give you a particular example, aetna has been trying to work with us in dealing with some of the pre-existing condition stuff. that's absolutely true. and there are other come pans who have done the same. now i want to just b
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 11:00am EDT
mannered. >> reporter: molino says angel and starlet were huge fans of "hannah montana." she says jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home. they brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether garrido could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> what we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property, and it looks like he lived on that property in a shed. >> reporter: as we scoured garrido's hometown looking for clues, we found this in a hardware store -- the name phil g. on a donation card. on august 17th this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and then left a $2 donation to the children's murk'll network. >> wow. ed, our ed lavandera joining us live now from antioch, california. and ed, you are learning some information about jaycee's reunion with her family. what is being done to help her adjust? >> reporter: well, first of all, her location is a tightly
CNN
Aug 14, 2009 11:00am EDT
and on the offensive today on health care reform. he is headed for a town hall meeting in montana during this make or break month in this push for reform. he could face a skeptical audience. ed henry reports from a region weary of big government. >> reporter: spend a day in the tiny town of livingston, montana, and you quickly see why the president's health care push is pushing big problems in big sky country, even from those he's trying to help. >> we have two kids and my husband is the only one working. >> reporter: sanja is uninsured so she gets discounted dental work at a local clinic. she voted for the president and agrees there needs to be reform but is worried about the details. >> i believe that there is a health care crisis. i really do. do i believe that the government needs to be more involved? no. because i think that they just whenever they get their fingers in the pot, it just kind of turns black. >> reporter: a common sentiment here where a second obama voter told us government is too big. >> we've just spent so much money on the stimulus and the t.a.r.p. and then we're going to add
CNN
Aug 2, 2009 6:00am EDT
roll. i would give you this one, the testicle festival in clinton, montana. >> what is that about? >> give us a debrief. >> all i can tell you if you go to the website and take a look at it it says have a ball. basically is what it says. i'm not lining. i st. in journalistic way. >> you don't want to lose your job. >> right. it's alleged sometimes you reach. you can look out. >> you're leaning over it now. >> testyfesty.com. >> going from that, we're going to jump from that to miami. safety, i think would be a good deal. great shot out of miami. if you're eating something what they are not serving up in montana. a nice day for fit you don't mind the scattered showers. a few thunderstorms. rough stuff in the last couple of days in central part and up in saint augustine, we showed you that video yesterday. today a little bit better. going up the eastern seaboard into places like philadelphia, like new york, some thunder boomers and mid-day philadelphia some thunderstorms right now. i'll enlarge this shot for you and you can see a few cells moving between allentown and philadelphia.
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
of hannah montana. jaycee dreamed of becoming a model, always clean and well dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene and they brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether he could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property in a she had. >> reporter: as we've scoured the home town looking for clue, we found this in a hardware store, the name phil g on a donation card. he brought a pressure switch and left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. as for jaycee, she is with her family. her location is being kept a tight secret. we understand that she has several family members and law enforcement officials and a team of psychiatrists to help this family through the reunited process. >> it's fascinating learning all of these details, especially the ones that you are bringing to us. can you tell us more about the family business? >> absolutely. that printing business was essentia
CNN
Aug 16, 2009 6:00am EDT
. the ones in montana on friday night, they were given away in montana in the local area, so they don't select only supporters of the president, and if you're an opponent of the president, we've seen a couple of them who don't agree with his plans on health care reform, you can get into these forums as well. >> don't think you can get in his face. paul steinhauser, we'll see you again. >>> with the president going to yellowstone and the grand con on, our national park are in the spotlight but they need a face lift. here's how stimulus money is helping out. >>> education is more important than others but at some black colleges the money crunch can put dreams of higher education in jeopardy. mbers. but how close are you to your goals? there may be more you can do. only caduet combines two proven medicines... in a single pill to significantly lower... high blood pressure and high cholesterol. in a clinical study of patients... with slightly elevated blood pressure and cholesterol, caduet helped 48% reach both goals in just 4 weeks. caduet is one of many treatment options, in addition to
CNN
Aug 19, 2009 1:00pm EDT
conversations with members of the finance committee friday in montana and others. our preference is to work through this process and hopefully come out with a bill that has agreement among both parties on that. >> are you expecting any republican votes for this bill in the senate or the next? >> i think there are many that would like to see some health care reform. i trust that the three republicans that are working in the senate finance committee are doing so in good faith. i have no reason to believe they are not. >> the question is, how is it that you think you can achieve a bipartisan bill when it seems you are having trouble achieving a partisan bill? the divisions between the democratic party right now, between the blue dogs and the progressives in the house? >> i think that sort of -- there are blue dogs on the energy and commerce committee that voted out a bill on the house side before we left for recess. i think this notion that there -- it's impossible even to get agreement on our side on what a health care plan looks like belies the notion that this is a piece of legislation that
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 7:00pm EDT
the president will visit montana, home state of max. >> we are joining for talk on the guadalajara summit. mark, can we talk first about the drug war we have been talking about? you heard cnn's michael ware and suzanne malveaux bring it up. these are high-level talks. what it appears is needed most, boots on the ground as michael said and the demand from the u.s. to stop in order to make a difference. does the administration have a handle on how to combat this? >> the war on drugs is a tricky situation for any president in office, don. of course, these are going to be very high-level talks today and tomorrow how to combat that. there is an insatiable appetite in the united states for drugs, for illegal drugs. how do we stop this violence in mexico and the violence spilling over into these border towns. i don't personally have an answer for you. i don't know how to do that. the white house is trying to figure that out. >> the couple days they are meeting it is not likely they will figure out the master plan. let's talk about issues in the united states. health care, health care, health care and
CNN
Aug 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
returns to the town hall stage tomorrow in montana. now, ali velshi has been on the road all week long holding his own version of the town hall meeting listening to what people are saying about health care reform and he's not running for office. not trying to keep his seat. he's just in search of real people with real concerns. ali's found his way to sedalia, missouri, not too far from kansas city. ali, from your perspective in talking to folks on the road trip, how effective are these town halls? what do you think? >> reporter: well, everybody's heard of them or seen them. it has been the talk of the week. in fact, we've been talking to people about the economy all week generally, but somehow every conversation makes its way back to health care. and i think people have been influenced by them in some fashion because they've heard things being said. they've heard people talking about the government lying or the fact that it will be government control or they won't have choices about their doctors. or their health care. there's definitely been -- there have been things that have been pi
CNN
Aug 31, 2009 3:00pm EDT
and starlet were huge fans of hannah montana. she says jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well-dressed, no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home. they've brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into where garrido could be connected to a string of murders in the 1990s. >> what we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property in a shed. >> reporter: as we've scoured garrido's hometown looking for clue, we found this in a hardware score, the name phil g. on a donation card. on august 17th, this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and then left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. >> here's what perhaps is the most bizarre angle of this story -- if jaycee or alyssa as she was called by her captor -- was allowed to be out in public from time to time as we just heard somebody say in that report, why didn't she ever ask for help? that is the question i'm going to ask to my n
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 6:00am EDT
to montana he may be teaming up with max baucus. >> cnn is staying on top this was. this is a make or break month. what kind of special coverage can we expect to see? >> we'll be covering as many of these town halls as possible with our reporters, our producers, our photojournalists. we're gassing up the cnn campaign buss firing it up and ali velshi will start down your way. >> he's not driving? >> i hope not. keep him away from the wheel. he's going from atlanta up to iowa through parts of the south and midwest speaking to americans about how they feel about health care reform. >> i love those road trips because you get a slice of what people across the country feel about the issues that are on table and right now the number one issue being health care. thank you, paul, we do appreciate it. >> ali driving that bus is not a good thing. >> isn't that frightening. if you see ali on the roadway get off the side an let him go by. >> reynolds wolf was on the road. doing some investigating reporting. one man's trash is another man's treasure. reynolds wolf shows us how these electric lines have h
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 3:00pm EDT
to new hampshire for a town hall meeting on health care. later, he'll visit montana, home state of max baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. elaine quijano, cnn, the white house. >>> we do have a camera at a town hall in poplar bluff, missouri we're monitoring with senator claire mccaskill trying to reach out to her constituents. is this going to be peaceful or out of control, like some have been in the past? we have a camera there. we will watch it for you. we will not just give you clips. we will let you watch for yourself. >>> back to what some may call a back room deal that you frankly just need to know about as an american citizen. has the president of the united states cut a deal with the pharmaceutical companies that is good for them but maybe not so good for you as a taxpayer? and will congress challenge that deal? what is it? it seems to be the type of deal that this president railed against ironically enough, when he was campaigning. >> medicare prescription drug bill, for example, the congress specifically exempted medicare from being able
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. in townhall stops across the country. in belgrade, montana, the president took questions from an insurance salesman. later today it is grand junction, colorado. cnn will bring you live coverage, 6:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> since this is the president's plan, his party is catching a lot of flak at the townhall sessions. republicans deny stirring up the protests at the events. in this week's gop address, utah senator orrin hatch is happy to see the opponents speaking out. >> nearly 85% of americans have coverage. and they are really worried about what reform means for them. especially our seniors. these concerns are moving from kitchen table conversations to townhall discussions. i am disappointed about the attempt to characterize the behavior of americans, expressing their concerns, as quote, unamerican, unquote. though i strongly encourage the use of respectful debate in these town halls we should not be stifling these discussions. there is nothing unamerican about disagrelts. in fact our great nation was founded on speaking our minds. families are voicing their concerns because they feel
CNN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00pm EDT
been getting some of your responses or e-mails saying this is the same speech he gave in montana or new hampshire. these were remarks very similar to what he gave earlier in the week. a director for america's town hall, and the interim state director of americans for prosperity, they held a town hall meeting earlier today, and we're going to talk to them about that, but we're going to is have to medical experts. ronnie whitfield in baton rouge, louisiana, he is a founder of health care coalition, and in the interest of full disclosure, dr. whitfield supplements his income with speaking engagements. and then we have kent houlter of houlte medical center. i want to go to allan and virginia here. we're sitting here listening, a lot of the questions that we had, someone in the audience answered some of those questions. because you're holding these town hall meetings that you disagree 100% with the president. is there anything in the president's town hall that you liked or agreed with? >> absolutely, i love the idea of being able to buy health insurance and if you move to colorado where he w
CNN
Aug 17, 2009 3:00pm EDT
in montana and colorado, and there are an awful lot of -- the secret service does an amazing job, but there are an awful lot of angry people out there, and most of them, i got to say, are misinformed. >> hey, let's switch the subject because this is the other big news story we're following right now. i'm trying to figure this one out myself. is the public option dead or alive? this is what democrats hope would create competition and would eventually drive the markets. i want to take you first to what the president said. this was back in july. hit that, claude. >> any plan i sign must include an insurance exchange, including a public option to increase competition and keep insurance companies honest. >> i think i just heard him say any plan i sign must include public option. now, listen to the president last night. listen to him last night in colorado. this is grand junction and then we'll get your take on it. i think these are two completely different statements. play that, claude. >> public option, whether we have it or we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform
CNN
Aug 23, 2009 1:00am EDT
at a town hall meeting in montana. >> every time we are in sight of health insurance reform, the special estes fight back with everything they've got. they use their influence. they run their ads. and their political allies try to scare the heck out of everybody. it happened in '93. it's happening now. >> let's talk about specific groups that have an interest in either blocking reform outright or changing it or limiting it in some form. big pharmaceutical companies. is there anything in the reform bills about lowering the cost of prescription drugs? >> the pharmaceutical industry which is not a party to the 1993/'94 effort is now with the white house. they want coverage. they want affordable coverage for everyone and they want co-pays to be reasonable and as mr. skeptic would say, that's because they're going to have this huge group of people able to buy. they have agreed to cut $80 billion out of their costs. interestingly, they're spending $150 million in advertising to push for health care reform. and a lot of people like robert reich, labor secretary of clinton, he smells a rat. and
CNN
Aug 12, 2009 11:00am EDT
against critics of health care reform. he heads west this week for more meetings in colorado and montana. the white house has created a website to counter critics. >>> at the forum hosted by pennsylvania arlen specter was raucous. details from national political correspondent, jessica yellin. >> reporter: anxiety, fear, confusion. add summer heat and you've got a potent combination for a health care town hall. frustration on the sidewalk out front. >> why don't they take the health care being forced down our throat? yeah, why don't you go home! why don't i have freedom? because we elected somebody that wants to take our freedom. where does my opinion count at? >> we're entitled to be here just like you! just like you! >> reporter: and inside the auditorium. >> wait a minute! wait a minute. you want to leave? leave. >> i am going to speak my mind before i leave, because your people told me i could. >> i'm angry. i'm an american citizen. i'm a voter. i'm a taxpayer. i'm sick of the lies. >> reporter: the man at the center of it all? senator arlen specter worked to displmyths about health c
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 9:00am EDT
the president heads to new hampshire for a town hall meeting on health care. later, he'll visit montana, home state of max baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. elaine quijano, cnn, the white house. >> and of course, we do want to hear your thoughts on health care. send us your i-reports at ireport.com. >>> president obama holding talks at the top of the hour with the leaders of canada and mexico. the north american summit taking place in guadalajara is focusing on the fight against swine flu. plus regional trade issues and the drug war. the summit is following one of mexico's deadliest months in fighting drug cartels. one of the most notorious kingpins to be believed in hiding el chapo, one of the world's richest men. he escaped from a mexican jail back in 2001. >> chapo is the face, he's the guy currently at war against the government of mexico, against law enforcement and military forces. >> cnn's michael ware is joining us live from guadalajara with more on el chapo. >> i understand he has robin hood type appeal. >> reporter: yeah, that's very much corre
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 1:00pm EDT
care. later, he'll visit montana, home state of max baucus, a key democrat trying to negotiate a deal on health care reform. elaine quijano, cnn, the white house. >>> let's take a look at where health care reform stands right now in congress. three house committees have passed separate versions of the legislation, which now have to be merged into one bill. the full house can vote on. on the senate side, two plans have to be merged, assuming a bipartisan measure ever gets out of committee, and if bills pass the house and senate, negotiators work out differences, well then both houses vote again. if the final bill passes it goes to president obama for signature so there's still a long road ahead. >>> far from the halls of the capital, health care issues hit home for many of families. little jessica is just one of them. we will have her story straight ahead this hour. >>> also, we're watching a situation right now in hollywood, florida. live pictures we will take you to here. looks like a baby whale. baby whale looking for his mom, we are told is beached. live pictures coming from our mi
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